September 01, 2004

Harp Music From Venezuela

After getting your freak on to all the chutney and Michigan white-boy booty-rap in the previous two posts, you're probably ready for a change of pace, so let's go back to the Southern Carribean (kinda sorta as this actually comes from the plains of northern South America) for some Venezuelan harp music. On his website at the University of California, ethnomusicologist Robert Garfias has posted this gorgeous album of llanera (traditional harp-based Venezuelan music) which was recorded by the Astor Piazzolla of the form, Juan Vicente Torrealba. Its all very lovely and brings to mind images of cascading streams and waterfall spray dripping from rock-bound ferns... Download and wallow.

Posted by Warren at September 1, 2004 07:45 PM | World